Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 30th, 2011 at 8:05 am
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is asking for help to find the person driving a motor vehicle that hit and killed an 18-year old man while he rode his bicycle early this morning. The crash happened around 1:00 am on SE Mather Road near SE Summers Lane, near Clackamas Town Center and about 13 miles southeast of downtown Portland (see map below the jump).
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Here's more from the CCSO:
The vehicle that had struck the victim had left the scene before law enforcement had arrived.
Investigators with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians (CRAFT) team determined a vehicle travelling eastbound on Mather Road near Summers Lane struck the adult male while he was riding a bicycle eastbound in the bike lane on the right shoulder of Mather Road.
The victim was thrown off the bicycle to the pavement. The vehicle continued eastbound on Mather Road carrying the bicycle several blocks before it too was left on the roadway.
Witnesses say the suspect vehicle may have returned to the scene briefly after the crash before driving away.
The CCSO says they're looking for a "vehicle of interest" that has front end damage to its hood and possible the roof. The vehicle was described as a dark, possibly black, newer model GMC or Chevrolet pick-up truck wit ha white decal or sticker on the rear window.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line — by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using their online e-mail form. The case number to reference is #11-22804.
UPDATE, Aug 1st, 8:30 am: The man who was driving the car has turned himself in. More details via KOIN-TV.
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